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Houston Dash's Carli Lloyd raises the 2015 Golden Ball Trophy, awarded to the best player in the World Cup.
Houston Dash's Carli Lloyd raises the 2015 Golden Ball Trophy, awarded to the best player in the World Cup.
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The US Women's team won the World Cup. The best player on the team, Carli Lloyd, plays for the Houston Dash. Today they get top billing on the Newswire.

USWNT wins the World Cup with 5-2 victory over Japan - SBNation.com
Led by Carli Lloyd's hat trick, the USWNT raced out to an incredible start and kept on dominating as they won a record third Women's World Cup title.

Carli Lloyd wins the Women's World Cup Golden Ball - SBNation.com
The USWNT midfielder was declared the best player of the World Cup after her hat trick in the final.

Carli Lloyd is the weirdest world class professional athlete ever - SBNation.com
She will annoy you to the point of rage, and then she will make the greatest clutch play you've ever seen.

Houston Texans News

Top 5 tight ends on the Texans' 2015 schedule
Texans analyst John Harris ranks the top 5 tight ends on the Texans' 2015 schedule.

NFL Roundtable video: McClain and Smith on Texans’ offense & defense - Ultimate Texans
Houston Chronicle sports writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith discuss Texans training camp and how they are moving into this season on both sides of the ball.

DeVier Posey Has No Ill-Will Towards Texans - Houston - Scout
DeVier Posey is grateful for the Houston Texans organization as he heads to the New York Jets.

Around the League

Jason Pierre-Paul reportedly suffers severe hand injury in fireworks accident - SBNation.com
The Giants defensive end reportedly suffered a severe hand injury after a Fourth of July celebration went wrong.

Packers' Andrew Quarless arrested for firing gun in Miami - Acme Packing Company
Remember the old adage "nothing good happens after the bars close"? It was true for one Packer early this morning.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

MLB All-Star Game starters: Astros Jose Altuve elected to start in 2015 All-Star Game - The Crawfish Boxes
Jose Altuve becomes seventh Astro elected to start in the All-Star game.

Patrick Beverley Back On Four-Year, $25m Deal - The Dream Shake
Agitator-in-chief Patrick Beverley is the Houston Rockets starting point guard on a four-year, $25 million contract agreed to today.

Daily Round Up: 63 Days To Go - Burnt Orange Nation
Disclaimer: Before you proceed, just remember that none of the links are vetted and you may be reading something written by a 13-year-old, a so-called sports journalist or Clay Travis (is there...

Point/Counterpoint - Classic or Alternate Uniforms? - Viva The Matadors
Tech has used quite a few uniform combos the past couple seasons. Are the new alternates better than the traditional Scarlet and Black?

2016 TCU Recruiting Class Bio: WR Courtney Lark - Frogs O' War
The 4-star wide receiver committed to TCU at the end of January, and would excel in the Meacham/Cumbie offense.

Aggie DeAndre Jordan returning to Texas - Good Bull Hunting
Former A&M center reportedly set to join Dallas Mavericks.

LaMarcus Aldridge is a Spur - Barking Carnival
Lamarcus Aldridge is coming home to Texas and the San Antonio Spurs believe he is the piece of the puzzle that helps them transcend from one era to another.

The first to three: USA wins 2015 Women's World Cup - Dynamo Theory
View the FanShot on SB Nation.